Education Training and Events Schedule 22-23

More than caring or sharing… Diocesan Education Conference 2023

Is there more to a church school than being a happy, caring and sharing place?
How do our vision and values shape our distinctive character to equip our pupils for the world of today? 
How do we build communities of hope? Communities led by a deep theology of education that leads to transformation of lives. 

Join us for this in person conference to reflect on how we can re-envision our church schools. 

Date:  Tuesday 7th March 2023, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Venues:  Hereford Cathedral and The Left Bank Centre, Hereford

Early Bird offer:  £75 per person (Early bird offer closes 27.01.23)  incl refreshments and lunch. 
Full price:  £100 per person (after 27.01.23) incl refreshments and lunch. 

We will start the day with worship in the Cathedral before moving to the Left Bank Centre. There we will learn and reflect together as we hear from a range of national speakers. With opportunities to network and learn from each other too. 

This conference is open to all church school Headteachers, Chairs of Governors and Directors. 

Book your places using the button below to join us as we explore how we can develop our distinctiveness to shape our students’ futures. 

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Training Programme 

The Education Team provides a comprehensive programme of training for governors, headteachers and school leaders, clerks, teaching staff and clergy. The team also provides regular briefings for Headteachers and Chairs of Governors to update them on current issues in education and to provide support. 

The majority of these courses are included with unlimited places to schools with a 2022-23 Partnership Agreement. Briefings are free to all diocesan schools for both Headteachers and Chairs. Course fees for non-partnership schools and for courses not included in the partnership are indicated on the booking forms. 

All of our training and briefing meetings are all held online via Zoom unless indicated. 

Booking your Training

To make it easier for you to find and book relevant courses we have listed them by streams according to your role in school. Click on the course name bleow, to visit our booking system where you will find a full course description, course fees (if applicable) and dates.  If the dates for the course are not suitable for you then please register your interest in a repeat of the course later in the year using the same booking form. 

Occasionally some browsers cannot open the Google forms. This is often solved by accessing via a different browser, or please contact the Education Team directly.

New courses, briefings and forum groups will be introduced through the year and updated on here as well as on our e-bulletin

If you would like a complete list of all courses and their dates, click here for our listed training schedule.


Leadership Training & Briefings

Headteachers' & Chairs' Termly Briefing Session

 New to leading a church school or academy

Headteachers' & Chairs' End of Year Gathering - Hereford


Diocesan Education Conference 2023 

Bookings open now for  our in person conference in Hereford on Tuesday 7th March 2023. See details above.


Governance Training 

Being a Governor in a Church School or Academy

(4 part course)

SIAMS -The Role of Governors

Clerks to the Governors Forums New Clerks' Induction Session


Christian Distinctiveness

Christian Vision

Collective Worship

Religious Education

Church School Links 
Practical Guide to Developing your School's Christian Vision (SIAMS focus)

Collective Worship 101 in Schools for school staff

Being an effective RE leader

Churches Working with Schools - ideas for all churches

How to Review and Embed your School's Christian Vision 

Creative Collective Worship - Ideas to Celebrate the Church Year

Teaching about Hinduism

Teaching about Judaism

Teaching about Islam

Collective Worship 101 in Schools for Ministers

Getting to Grips with a Theology in Education

Developing and Energising your Pupil Led Worship

RE Moderation

Creative Collective Worship - Ideas to Celebrate the Church Year

School Websites - a window onto your Christian vision

Developing Prayer in your School

Exploring Worldviews in RE

Bridge Building Network


Developing Spirituality in your School

Ideas for Christmas RE



Global Christianity

Understanding Christianity - Refresher for Teachers



Spirituality Through BIG Questions 

Talking about Faith: speaking and listening skills in RE




RE Leaders' Study Day/Half Day at the Ludlow Mascall Centre


SIAMS 2023 Introduction

New to Teaching in a Church School Sessions 1 and 2

Suitable for all new teaching staff including NQTs and ECTs.


Year 6 Leavers Celebrations 2023

Advance notice: The Year 6  celebration services  at Hereford Cathedral will be on Thursday 22nd June 2023, with a similar format to last year. Bookings and details to follow. 


Events Page 

The Events Page shows our upcoming training courses and briefing meetings. If you click on an individual event it will show you more details and take you to an online booking form for that course. All of our bookings will be taken through the online booking forms. 


Events Page


All schools are offered a Partnership Agreement which includes bespoke individual support, access to further resources, including RE and Worship resources and the majority of the training courses are included within the package. 

Bespoke consultancy work often includes delivering tailored courses for a group or individual schools to work on a specific area of development for teaching staff and/or governors. Contact us to enquire about your training and support needs. 

Booking Terms and Cancellation Policy

 Our booking terms and cancellation policy for our online training and events are detailed here


Education Team eBulletin Training and Events

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